Charity recruiters sign up to back the Show the Salary equity campaign

The Small Charities Coalition has joined 14 charity recruitment agencies backing the Show the Salary campaign to tackle racism and discrimination in the sector.

The campaign launched earlier this month to urge charities and recruiters to disclose the salaries of roles being advertised rather than promoting them as having a “competitive salary”.

“Salary secrecy is a discriminatory practice that perpetuates wage gaps” says the group, which says women and black candidates are being hardest hit.

Among those to sign the campaign’s pledge around recruitment transparency is the Small Charities Coalition (SCC).

“When equality and equity are so important in the charitable sector, there is no reason why those fortunate enough to have the income to employ staff should not disclose salary levels,” said the SCC.

“Making clear salaries in recruitment inspires confidence, demonstrates a commitment to equality and enables transparency – the hallmarks of a good employer“

In addition to the Coalition, 14 charity recruitment consultants have also publicly backed the campaign.

“We pledge to #ShowTheSalary for every role that we advertise; removing unfair barriers across the sector and ensuring transparency and fairness for all prospective candidates,” said Public Leaders Appointments.

Meanwhile, Gamma Talent, added “The evidence is out there, if you don’t #ShowTheSalary, you are perpetuating inequality.”

Show the Salary is also asking charities to sign up to the campaign and is to publish the names of those that show a commitment around recruitment transparency on its website.

The campaign says that since it launched two weeks ago it has attracted more than 1,000 followers on Twitter and its Tweets have been seen 250,000 times.

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